Under the new policy, the government will not only increase solar power production to 1 lakh to 1.25 lakh megawatt electricity but also provide employment to the people.  

The government is going to allow every household in the country to install solar panel on the rooftop. The government will make it mandatory to set up solar power generation plant at the part of vacant government land.

Sources in the Power Ministry said that the blue print of country's first solar policy is almost ready. It contains the suggestions of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Gujarat experiences.

Power Minister Piyush Goyal is confident of potential of solar energy. Goyal has been asked to add one lakh megawatt additional power capacity to the power sector. In order to realise the Prime Minister's dream, Goyal has set the target of 1.25 lakh megawatt power generation capacity. Several committees are working together for giving final touch to the PM's ambitious project.

The panels are identifying the vacant land where solar plant can be set up.  Security forces have large chunks of land in norther part of the country. For which, the committees are holding discussion with Defence Ministry over how to utilise the land for solar panel.

Sources said that the new solar policy will try to resolve three technical issues. One the government will ensure minimum cost incurred on the electricity generated through solar plant. Recently, an Andhra Pradesh-based solar plant has succeeded in generating power at the cost of Rs seven per unit. The government is going through that project and searching possibility that whether it can be implemented at the national level.  

The other issue is to connect power generated through solar plant with main grid. Another committee has been directed to find solution in this regard.

And third is to attract investment. The Power Ministry officials are in discussion with domestic as well as international investors in this regard. Discussion is being held with all the agencies including World Bank for financial assistance.

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